Looking for a job can be hard! The good news is there is plenty of help available if you just know where to find it. The Leap in! Crew has prepared the below list of resources to help you get started.
A great place to start.
NDIS Employment Supports.
The Leap in! blog article NDIS Employment Supports: All you need to know outlines how the NDIS can help you get a job and the various supports available.
Let’s talk about work.
This booklet by the NDIS covers getting ready for employment, thinking about your goals for work, having a plan for when you leave school and finding the right employers. It also contains great tips for questions you might like to ask companies when you interview.
Finding, keeping and changing jobs.
Part of the NDIS website, the Finding, keeping and changing jobs page talks about how the NDIS can help you plan for work and includes a video of the various ways to getting a job.
Finding a job.
Created by people with a disability, The Field aims to disrupt the employment landscape. Create a profile, access flexible resume types or take a tour of a potential employer.
Disability Employment Services.
This list has all the service providers by state and region, including information on whether companies offer specialised services for example, listing jobs for people with mental health conditions.
Take a look at the Disability Employment Services fact sheets.
Job Access website.
This is the government website that provides information, advice and resources on finding a job, financial support, training and development and how to talk about your disability at work.
Visit the Available Support page.
The Jobsearch website can help you find a job service provider that is right for you. Search by suburb/postcode or provider type.
Start your search for service providers now.
Ticket to work.
Ticket to work prepares young people for the world of work, providing options and advice on how to transition from school to work when you have a disability.
Check out this list of organisations and networks involved in the program.
The Endeavour Foundation offers full and part-time employment, training and personal development for people aged 15 years or older who have an intellectual disability. Locations include Queensland, Western Sydney and Victoria.
Find out more and register for disability employment services.
Preparing for work.
This program has some great resources for helping students with a disability to prepare for work experience. A combination of videos and step-by-step guides cover what to wear, personal care, safety, communication and visiting the workplace. Check out A job well done: work experience
Talking to others about your disability.
This article tackles the tricky topic of whether you should talk to your employer about your disability, as well as your rights and responsibilities when it comes to work. More information is provided by the government in Talking to others about your disability
Preparing for your first day.
Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking! Like anything, preparation is the key. Check out Your first day for some tips on how to be more relaxed, get to know your co-workers and become familiar with your new workplace.
Leap in! is here to help.
If one of your NDIS goals is to get a job, Leap in! can help by connecting you with service providers in our network.
For more information, call the Leap in! Crew on 1300 05 78 78, email email@example.com or sign up for Leap in! plan management online.
Originally published on 9 July 2019, updated 22 February 2023.